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Our Top Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving in Your McGuinn Home

November 17, 2023

As a trusted homebuilder in the Columbia, SC area for over 35 years, McGuinn Hybrid Homes understands the importance of family gatherings in a space that feels like home—especially during the cherished Thanksgiving holiday. With a keen understanding of functional home design and exceptional craftsmanship, our new homes in the Columbia area are designed to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere, allowing for endless memories with the people you love most. Whether you're a new homeowner or have been part of the McGuinn family for years, we've compiled some top tips to help you host a memorable Thanksgiving celebration in your McGuinn Hybrid home.

Exterior image of a McGuinn home and stock images of Thanksgiving food and celebration.

Embrace the open concept design

One of the distinctive features of McGuinn Hybrid Homes is our commitment to open,  functional designs. From our cozy townhome floor plans to our most stately single-family homes, take advantage of the spacious layout to create an inviting environment for your Thanksgiving guests. Arrange your furniture to encourage easy flow between the kitchen, dining area and living room—allowing everyone to feel connected. The open space not only enhances communication, but also ensures that the delicious aroma of Thanksgiving meals permeates throughout—sparking appetites and conversations.

Optimize your kitchen layout

At McGuinn Hybrid Homes, we understand that the kitchen is the heart of any home—especially during Thanksgiving. To make the most of your kitchen layout, we recommend organizing a functional and efficient cooking space. Ensure that all necessary cooking tools, utensils and ingredients are within arm's reach. Additionally, it’s a good idea to use your island as a serving station or a space for guests to gather and chat while you prepare the feast. Our kitchens are designed with both style and functionality in mind—making your Thanksgiving cooking experience a joy.

Create cozy gathering spaces

The spirit of Thanksgiving is all about comfort and togetherness for you and your loved ones. Take advantage of the cozy features of your McGuinn home by adding soft throws, plush pillows and warm lighting to create inviting gathering spaces. Arrange seating areas in the living room where guests can relax and enjoy each other's company after the meal. Our new homes in Columbia, SC are built with comfort top of mind—so don't hesitate to showcase the warmth and hospitality that your McGuinn home exudes.

Utilize your outdoor space

With the sun still shining and the temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s here in Columbia, consider extending your Thanksgiving celebration beyond the interior of your McGuinn home. Set up a comfortable outdoor seating area, allowing guests to enjoy the crisp fall air. McGuinn Hybrid Homes often incorporates outdoor living spaces throughout all of our floor plans, such as patios or decks—providing the perfect backdrop for a memorable Thanksgiving gathering. Additionally, if you need a bit of physical activity post-Thanksgiving feast, our new home communities throughout Columbia offer scenic sidewalks and walking opportunities that the entire family can enjoy. 

Enjoy the holidays in your McGuinn Hybrid home

At McGuinn Hybrid Homes, we take pride in crafting homes that serve as the backdrop for life's most cherished moments. As you welcome friends and family into your home this Thanksgiving, let the warmth and comfort of your McGuinn home enhance the joy of the holiday season. For more information about our top-quality new homes throughout Columbia, SC, give us a call at (803) 917-5583 or fill out our online form today.

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